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Senator Shehu Sani has said that the missing Chibok girls are alive and can be rescued.

Sani, who represents the Kaduna Central Senatorial District, made the comment on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, while speaking at a symposium in Akure, Ondo State, Premium Times reports.

“Something that has bothered some of us here in line with the insurgency is, when will the Chibok girls be freed?” he asked.

“Someone said the Chibok girls will never be free, but I can tell you that they will be free and they are alive.

“There are two ways to get them: the first is to use force to free them and before you apply force, you have to know where they are. You also have to weigh the consequences of raiding the camp with such number of persons, because the insurgents have nothing to lose.

“The second option is to explore ways of extracting them out through negotiation and negotiation is still possible. There are a few people, not a panel of eminent Nigerians or a panel, there are a few people who the government needs to reach out to.

“They said they were going to free the girls on the condition we freed their people. And when we came to the negotiating table, and the government said it cannot free the terrorists because they have done a lot of harm,” he said.

Sani had expressed a similar sentiment earlier while urging the government to secure the girls’ rescue by means of dialogue.

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